Tours of the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory

The public is invited to visit the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on UNH's Durham campus. The building has unique facilities, such as the 20-foot deep engineering tank and 120-foot long wave tank. Cutting-edge research installations include a telepresence console that connects researchers with scientists at sea and the Visualization Lab's panoramic display. Most importantly, staff are recognized as leaders in their fields and are happy to talk about their research, which spans such topics as the behavior of whales underwater, the remains of the WWI German fleet off the coast of Scotland, 3D visualization, ship tracking, and, of course, mapping the ocean floor.

If your group is interesting in visiting, please contact the CCOM/JHC Outreach Specialist, Tara Hicks Johnson, by calling 862-1417 

"VisitorsSome of the tour components offered include:

  • A tour of the High Bay: including ROV’s, buoys, the deep tank, the wave tank (typically lasts 20-60 mins, depending on interests)
  • The Telepresence Console (typically lasts 15-30 mins)
  • For small groups, a tour of the Data Visualization Lab (typically lasts 15-30 mins)
  • Interactive Great Bay Flow Touch Exhibit/Weather Wall (time here depends on number of people in your group)

Topics of interest for speakers/presentations (talks typically last 20-60 mins, depending on interest):

  • The Law of the Sea
  • Data Visualization: Whales
  • Data Visualization: The Chart of the Future
  • The GEBCO program
  • AUVs/ROVs
  • Seafloor Mapping